Crepidodera aurea

    Description

    A tiny leaf beetle with very punctate elytra which can appear metallic green or maroon depending on the light. It will jump readily when disturbed. There are several similar species which makes potential identification difficult.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with willows.

    When to see it

    Peak time is summer.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in southern England, with fewer records coming from Scotland and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 12 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map